When an amendment to the constitution is proposed, it must be passed by both houses of the Congress by a two-thirds majority. Then it goes on to be passed by either the legislatures or conventions in the states, where it must be ratified by 3/4 of them.
A second method (never used) is to get 2/3 of the legislatures of the states to call for a constitutional convention at which one or more amendments are proposed. If passed, any and all amendments from this convention would then have to be passed by 3/4 of the state legislatures or conventions again.
The convention method has never been used to propose an amendment. It has been used to ratify one, which was the 21st Amendment, repealing the 18th Amendment, which was national prohibition.
(The "informal method" indicates that the meaning of the Constitution can be changed without the text being altered. This is done judicially.)
The word ratify means "to pass, or approve".So, you're essentially asking which article of the constitution tells us how to approve the constitution and make it law.I think what you mean is "What article tells us how to amend the constitution." To amend the constitution means to somehow change it, which has only happened 27 times.Article #5 tells us how to amend the constitution.
The Amendment process is the formal way to change the Constitution. An amendment may be proposed by two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress or by a convention called by Congress at the request of two-thirds of the state legislatures. Ratification of an amendment takes three-fourths of the states to approve.
Neither. The Necessary and Proper Clause is part of the original Articles of the US Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 18), so it's not an amendment, but is a formal part of the US Constitution. When use of the Necessary and Proper clause is expanded beyond the justifiable reach of Congress, that would be considered an informal amendment process.
From the word choices bill, amend, population, or confederation, the word "amend" means to change.The man needed to amend his 2015 tax return to show a higher income.After I heard the whole story, I had to amend my previous decision.When the Legislature amends the US Constitution, they add an amendment to it.My boss tried to amend an error he made in the payroll taxes.
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